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Viking School Class of 2016

grad2016On Friday, May 27, 28 Viking School graduates walked the stage to receive their diplomas, looking wonderful in handsome suits and an array of bright, beautiful gowns.

Their chosen theme was “Where it all begins,” and it was evident throughout the banquet and ceremony that the future is looked forward to with much excitement, as the students set out to achieve their diverse range of career goals.

Pictured in the back row from left are Ty Gould, Derek Lefsrud, Jess McKie, Brodie Winczura, Andrew Grisdale, Ty Taylor, Liam Erickson, Bryce Maxwell, Oren Erickson, Justin Suddaby, Tyen Paterson, Murray Maxwell, Ryan Vitek, Braydon Zarski, and Chad Wilkie. In the front row from left are Amber Danderfer, Kelsey Smith, Amber Voltner, Megan Russnak, Alissa Nadeau, Danielle Ramos, Chelsey Erickson, Kelly Ng, Casie Naslund, Simonne Yurko, Karley Heisler, Natasha Stewart, and Janae Roeleveld.

Large Item Garbage Collection

Large Item CollectionBeaver Municipal Solutions bi-annual large item program is provided at no charge to municipal residents.

Items are required to be placed on the front street by the curb at least 3ft from parked vehicles (items must be placed on the street - not on grass or boulevard). If items are placed on boulevard, they will not be picked up.

Any Freon products such as freezers, fridges, water coolers, etc. must be identified with a BMS sticker in order to be picked up. The Town Office will be provided with stickers from BMS and will be responsible to collect payment and issue stickers to residents.

The Town is then responsible to provide the Supervisor of Collection and Transportation of BMS with addresses in which they have issued stickers for.

Unacceptable Items:

Items that will not be accepted are: Grass clippings, trees, tree branches, large chunks or amounts of cement, regular household bags of garbage, small wooden items that would fit into a garbage bin (little dresser, foot stool, etc.), and electronic waste. These items are accepted at the Ryley landfill, Lindbrook Transfer Station or Viking Transfer Station at anytime.

Acceptable Items:

Acceptable items include: Mattresses, couches, recliners, white goods (appliances), tires, and propane tanks (these items are also acceptable at the Ryley landfill or Transfer Stations at anytime).

Residents will be responsible to place their large items on the front street the evening prior to the municipalities date as listed in the Large Item Collection Schedule. BMS will be collecting large items in each town with a multi-lift and skid steer.

Freon products must have a BMS sticker visible in order to be collected. Residents are required to pay at either the Town Office or at the BMS Office in order to obtain their sticker.

BMS will continue to pick up items until each municipality is complete. Please be advised that each municipality may take a couple days.

If you have been missed, please feel free to contact the Supervisor of Collection and Transportation at (780)663-2038 EXT 102.

Little Warriors Workshop - Feb. 27th

Prevent it!  Viking/Beaver FCSS is hosting a Little Warriors Prevent It! Workshop February 27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. We invite you to Take Action and register for the * NEW* Canadian child sexual abuse prevention workshop aimed at educating adults to prevent child sexual abuse.

About Little Warriors

Little Warriors is a national, charitable organization committed to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of child sexual abuse. In September 2014, Little Warriors opened the Be Brave Ranch ‹ the first facility of its kind to offer a family-oriented treatment program for children have been sexually abused. You can read more about what they do here: http://littlewarriors.ca/

Did you know?

Experts estimate that:

· One in three girls and one in six boys will experience sexual abuse

· 95% of those children know their perpetrator

· 95% of cases go unreported

About the Prevent It! Workshop

Developed by researchers at the University of Alberta, the Prevent It! Workshop empowers adults to take action by equipping participants with knowledge and skills required to help prevent and respond to child sexual abuse. You can read all about the informative and empowering workshop here:http://littlewarriors.ca/prevention/workshop/Watch the two-minute trailer for a sneak peak of what the Prevent It! Workshop is all about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hk_GIv-wuU&feature=youtu.be

Who should take this workshop?

ALL parents, professionals and volunteers that work or interact with children. All participants receive a workbook and certificate of attendance.

Register for an upcoming workshop in hosted by Viking/Beaver FCSS:

Saturday, February 27, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Cost: No fee to attend the workshop. Donations to Little Warriors gladly accepted.

Location: Viking/Beaver FCSS, 5319-50 Street, Viking, AB

To register: Call Viking/Beaver FCSS at 780.336.4024 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information on the workshop visit the Little Warriors website here:http://littlewarriors.ca/prevention/workshop /

If you have any questions or require more information about Little Warriors or the Prevent It! Workshop please visit the Little Warriors website at www.littlewarriors.ca or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

* Please forward this email along to friends and colleagues. Help keep the children in your community safe from the horrific crime of child sexual abuse*

Are you Interested in a Little Warriors Workshop?

Little WarriorsViking/Beaver FCSS has the opportunity to bring a “Little Warriors: Prevent It!” workshop into the community. The goal of this program is to raise the level of awareness amongst community members regarding child sexual abuse, and to learn how to stop it. The workshop is entirely FREE to anyone interested in attending.

We are reaching out to local organizations listed in the community directory just to gauge the level of interest.

If you think this might be something you or your organization would like to take part in, please contact FCSS as soon as possible, preferably before the end of December.

We have no set date arranged, but plan on hosting it sometime in Winter 2016. The workshop is about 3 hours long, and will be held on a Saturday at our Viking office. We are not currently asking for people to register, but rather ensuring that there is enough interest in the community to warrant bringing out an instructor.

Contact Viking/Beaver FCSS if you have any questions or need more information! 

Dawn Chrystian, Viking/Beaver FCSS.  Ph: (780)-336-4024